Environment Planet Earth What Happens When You Blow Bubbles When It's Minus 49 Degrees? By Shea Gunther Writer University of New Hampshire Rochester Institute of Technology University of Southern Maine Shea Gunther is a writer, entrepreneur, and podcaster living in Portland, Maine. He covers topics such as renewable energy, climate change, and nature. our editorial process Shea Gunther Updated June 19, 2019 . Share Twitter Pinterest Email Planet Earth Weather Outdoors Conservation With winter starting to settle into the Northern Hemisphere, this video seems well-timed. In it, the most Canadian couple who I’ve ever seen take great delight in blowing soap bubbles into the cold crisp, minus 49 degree air. (WHY AREN’T THEY BOTH WEARING HATS AND GLOVES!?!?!) I’m feeling chilly just watching them hang out in weather cold enough to instantly freeze soap bubbles. What’s that all aboot, eh? I should point out that when the temperature dips that low, Celsius and Fahrenheit line up. Well, at about minus 40 they do; Minus 40 degrees F = Minus 40 degrees C. That is really cold!